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Title: Measurements of Cæsium-137 in Human Beings During 1958-59

Abstract

Measurements of Cs 137 content were made in all persons referred for measurement of their body radioactivity, beginning in Jan. 1958. The largest group of these people comprised women who had worked in the radium-luminizing industry. Measurements were made on 203 of the luminizers, 182 females and 21 males. Measurements were made for Cs 137, K 40, and radium by detecting their gamma energies and comparing the spectrum for each subject with that from calibration sources. Finally, from these measurements, it was determined that the mean annual dose received by those measured, from Cs 137 in the body, was less than 2% of that from natural sources, which is approximately lOO mrem/ year.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Radiological Protection Service, Belmont, Sutton, Surrey, Eng.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
4147628
NSA Number:
NSA-15-002947
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Nature (London)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 188; Journal Issue: 4748; Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-61; Journal ID: ISSN 0028-0836
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
Country unknown/Code not available
Language:
English
Subject:
HEALTH AND SAFETY; CESIUM 137; GAMMA RADIATION; LUMINESCENCE; MAN; MEASURED VALUES; POTASSIUM 40; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIUM; SPECTRA

Citation Formats

MAYCOCK, G., TERRY, SHEILA W., VENNART, J., and WISE, M. E. Measurements of Cæsium-137 in Human Beings During 1958-59. Country unknown/Code not available: N. p., 1960. Web. doi:10.1038/188355a0.
MAYCOCK, G., TERRY, SHEILA W., VENNART, J., & WISE, M. E. Measurements of Cæsium-137 in Human Beings During 1958-59. Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/188355a0.
MAYCOCK, G., TERRY, SHEILA W., VENNART, J., and WISE, M. E. Sat . "Measurements of Cæsium-137 in Human Beings During 1958-59". Country unknown/Code not available. doi:10.1038/188355a0.
@article{osti_4147628,
title = {Measurements of Cæsium-137 in Human Beings During 1958-59},
author = {MAYCOCK, G. and TERRY, SHEILA W. and VENNART, J. and WISE, M. E.},
abstractNote = {Measurements of Cs137 content were made in all persons referred for measurement of their body radioactivity, beginning in Jan. 1958. The largest group of these people comprised women who had worked in the radium-luminizing industry. Measurements were made on 203 of the luminizers, 182 females and 21 males. Measurements were made for Cs137, K40, and radium by detecting their gamma energies and comparing the spectrum for each subject with that from calibration sources. Finally, from these measurements, it was determined that the mean annual dose received by those measured, from Cs137 in the body, was less than 2% of that from natural sources, which is approximately lOO mrem/ year.},
doi = {10.1038/188355a0},
journal = {Nature (London)},
issn = {0028-0836},
number = 4748,
volume = 188,
place = {Country unknown/Code not available},
year = {1960},
month = {10}
}